2nd cycle – Webinar 1

2nd cycle – INNOVCARE Webinar n°1

Thursday 22 September 2022, 9 am to 11 am (France) / 4 pm to 6 pm (Japan) – Online

  • Taro Sugihara, School of Environment and Society, Tokyo Institute of Technology – Exploratory user studies of assistive technologies in dementia care in Japan

Robotics for elderly: A journey in ISIR – Ludovic Saint-Bauzel (Sorbonne University)

This presentation will describe the history of smart walker researches developped in ISIR laboratory. The smartwalker object has been initiated in 2001 in Robotic Laboratory of Paris that became ISIR later. The need were defined by a medical doctor but the development took more that 20 year to have now a product that is sold in the market. As a witness of this development Ludovic Saint-Bauzel will explain the steps and learning he gathered from this experience.


Exploratory user studies of assistive technologies in dementia care in Japan – Taro Sugihara (School of Environment and Society, Tokyo Institute of Technology)

In this webinar, I will present an exploratory study of assistive techs for dementia caregivers that I worked on from 2007 to 2013. In Japan, where the population was aging rapidly ahead of the rest of the world, people with dementia were cared for in specialized facilities named group homes. In the beginning period, I took part in a research project to introduce a monitoring system into group homes. From there, I began my research as an action research. This presentation introduces the technology, dementia care, and the factors surrounding them that were discovered during the series of investigations.

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